September 12, 1878

Measuring the Depths

Knowing the depth of the water was extremely important for captains of all ships. If the water was too shallow, the boat would run aground and […]
September 12, 1878

Going Under Water

Lord Marsden of the Royal Geography Society asked to try out his new diving apparatus off the coast of Jamaica to look at the local sea life. He was accompanied by Dr. Johnathon Hughes of the Royal Society of Science.
September 13, 1878

Diving Helmets

Mark V adopted as standard, interrupted screw type; narrow breastplate; improved regulating escape valve, hinged faceplate, oval top window round side windows; improved telephone connections, safety valve, air inlet connection; supplementary relief valve.
September 29, 1878

Treating Sickness and Disease at Sea

While the people of the time had not really discovered vitamins they did understand that certain oils and fruits did help on long sea voyages for […]